Yamaha TD3 of Charles Beijen

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Charles Beijen from the Netherlands is one of those men who is always busy making his dreams come true.

And when he does not have it what he wants he justs makes it! Former German 250 cc World Champion Dieter Braun (1873) was always high on Charles's list so when he thought about the idea of bulding himself a "worksracer" it had to look like Dieter's machine, in the livery of Mitsui, the German Yamaha Distributor.
Yamaha TD3
Yamaha TD3

From all pictures you can see that although taking standard roadbike parts to start with (DS/RD), with painstaking effort a very nice motorcycle was made.

Yamaha TD3
Yamaha TD3

The exhaustpipes were calculated on a Technical University and hopefully they give even more "poke" than on Dieter's original bike!

Yamaha TD3
Yamaha TD3

But the next project is already under way. Starting again with stock parts, Charles is now building a "TZA" frame.

Yamaha TZA frame
Yamaha TZA frame

The attachments for the radiator (which were already fitted to the frames of the very early, still aircooled racers) are in place.

Yamaha TZA frame
Yamaha TZA frame

And the footrest hangers are also copied to the originals.

Yamaha TZA frame
Yamaha TZA frame

Lovely what a bit of pipe bending and welding can do!

Yamaha TZA frame
Yamaha TZA frame

We keep you informed about the progress!

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